Beni, Myagdi, Dec 17: Monkey menace has put the local people of Galeshwordham area in Myagdi district popularly known as Pashupatinath of Eastern Nepal at the receiving end.
Hordes of monkeys stray into the villages from the local Salleri forest, and eat and destroy crops grown in the farmland, the locals complained. They also enter houses and eat stored grains, apart from troubling pilgrims visiting Galeshwordham Temple.
The monkeys were brought from Pashupatinath Temple premises and released into the area, adding to their numbers, they said.
The number of monkeys shot up over the period of five years, said a local resident Prakash Sharma.